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>WNSEND NURSERIES 

SALISBURY ♦ MARYLAND 



TOWNSEND NURSERIES - SALISBURY - MARYLAND 





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Following the breeding and plant- selection methods as practiced 
by the founder of Townsend Plant Farms. The above photo 
shows experienced men making "plant selection" from a forty 
two acre block of new ground grown premier. 




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The results of Townsend's 

plant breeding methods. 

Note heavy crown and 

fibrous root system 



Dear Friend: 

Aeain as in the past years. I take this opportunity to express 

ifnly wish that I could thank each and every one personally. 

You who have purchased Townsend's plants in the past, ki^w 
the higlT quaUty Select-Strain stock which has given you larger 
yields "at no extra cost." 

The supply of strawberry plants this season ^^ ";"«=I'„J«"" ,*i^S 

system, which assures you of good growth. 

iillfgwra 

been inrgh plJJts to go around for the last four years, so first 
come is first served. 

Thanking vou for the past business that you have sent us, and 
trust^Sg JhVwe may hav^e the pleasure of serving you thxs season, 
we are with kindest regards. 

Sincerely yours, 

Towfusend Nurseries. 

LST/EB P^^- L- Sherman Townsend, Mgr. 




Cultivating a large field of strawberry plants, grown under the supervision of L. Sherman Townsend, Mgr. j 
Copyrighted 1946 by Townsend Nurseries, Salisbury, Maryland. 



TOWNSEND NURSERIES - SALISBURY - MARYLAND 



THE TOWNSEND RECIPE 

FOR Satl^-kdLctlon . .% 



hOV^ PRICES 
+HIGH QUALITY 



= ^^&^ 



"Value cannot be measured by price alone. If qualit7 
is lacking, value is destroyed. Only when you have 
the combination of high quality and low prices does 
real value exist." 



TOWNSEND 



.#1 «•' ^> 

^^ 

L. SHERMAN TOWNSEND 
Manoger 




Townsend's Plants are known the country over as one of 
the heaviest yielding strains grown 

CLAIMS AND ADJUSTMENTS 

All claims if any must be made within five days from 
date you received your shipment, along with a signed 
statement from your Express Agent or Postmaster, show- 
ing extent of damage, so that we can make the proper 
adjustment with you if necessary. We are not responsible 
for stock purchased after this time expires. Ck)ntinued 
growth, as we all know, depends on weather conditions, 
soil, planting and care, which is out of our hands and 
have no control over. 



WE ARE PACKING CONFIDENCE 
IN EVERY BUNDLE PLANTS SENT OUT 

For more than forty years the Townsend's 
Nurseries have been run on a square deal plan. 
We have tried to pack confidence and value into 
every package of plants that we have ever sent 
out. 

We realized in the beginning that first we 
must gain your confidence, and in order to hold 
it we must give you the same square deal every 
time you come to us with your order. 

WE NEVER SACRIFICED QUALITY 

TO MAKE A LOW PRICE 

Every Townsend plant has all the quality 
built into it that such an organization knows 
how to build. We contribute this quality, to- 
gether with our fair and courteous treatment 
of every customer to our success. Mass pro- 
duction and low prices without quality may go 
for a time, but no lasting trade can be built 
on any product except where Quality is present. 
Our motto has always been to grow the best 
quality plants possible, and to make the lowest 
possible price. 



OurGuarante* 



THE TOWNSEND FOUR-POINT 
GUARANTEE and What It Means to You 









• QUALITY 



The good name of this firm and good will of its customers hare been 
built and preserved by always handling nothing but the highest grade 
stocks ayailable. Every plant or tree is the best that can be produced. 

• TRUTH 

Old customers know that they will alwaj's pet the variety they order. 
They have faith in us and we will not break it. 

• HEALTH 

Every plant we ship Is healthy, thrifty, and free from all injurious 
diseases. Diseased plants will produce dividends for neither you 
nor tis. 



• PRODUCTIVENESS 



Every plant that goes into our propagation fields is selected for its 

fruiting crowns. In this manner our stock is kept on its high 

level in both productiveness and vitality. All plants are carefully 



heavy 



Any stock received by 
understood and agreed 



packed so that you receive them in condition to grow strongly and to 

produce as you have the right to expect from planu bearing th« 

Townsend name. 

you that does not meet these high standards will be renlacetl free. Tt is also 

that in no case will we be liable for any sum larser than the purchase pric«L 



TOWNSEND NURSERIES - SALISBURY - MARYLAND 




MILLIONS OF SELECT STRAIN 
PREMIER ARE GROWN 
ANNUALLY AT OUR 
PLANT FARMS 



Oar strain ":f Premier is direct 

from the original planting and 

has been consistently bred each 

year for heavier yields. 

DOUBLE INSPECTED— 
STATE CERTIFIED 

Every bundle of Townsend's Prem- 
ier has been doable inspected and 
certified by Maryland State Dept. 
of Entomology. Why take a 
chance. Order your Premier from 
Townsend. They cost no more 
than just ordinary plants. 

Still Has The Same Confi- 
dence In Us 

Watertown, N. T. 
Mr. ly. Sherman Townsend, 
Townsend Nnrseries, 
Salisbury, Maryland. 

Dear Sir: I have been trying to 
get in personal contact with you for 
some time. I would like to set 14,000 
of your Premier strawberry plants, 
how soon can I get them. I am an 
old customer of yours and like your 
stock. I still have the same confi- 
dence in you as ever. Let me know 
the price and will send the money. 
Yours truly, 
MONTY R. PHINNEY. 
(Although it was late in the sea- 
son, we did fill Mr. Phinney's order 
for 14,000 Premier of our Select- 
Strain Stock). 

All of Our Plants Very Nice 

No. Fairhaven, Mass. 
I'm writing to thank you for send- 
ing me always the best strawberry 
plants, this shipment was very nice. 
Premier does well in this section. 
MRS. MARY SANTOS 



THE MOST WIDELY PLANTED 
STRAWBERRY EVER PRODUCED 

HE Premier strawberry is really premier 
because (1) No other early variety has ever 
received so much praise, enjoyed such universal acceptance under all 
possible growing conditions. (2) No other variety has made as much 
money for growers. There may be others that will supplant Premier 
in certain localities, but for sood all-around conBistency, we predict 
that Premier will continue to lead for years to come. 

By careful plant selection and our select strain method of growing, we have 
maintained all the high qualities that made Premier the immediate sensation 
of the strawberry world when we first introduced it to our trade. Millions of 
select strain new ground grown Premier plants are grown and shipped an- 
nually from our nursery to the Largest Berry Growing Associations and 
thousands of individual growers in every section of the country. These growers 
realize the heavy yielding quality of our strain of Premier plants, and today 
Townsend's are recognized as headquarters for the original strain of HEAVY 
YIELDING PREMIER. 

Our new ground planting of Premier is one of the largest in the coun- 
try and hove made a nice growth. The quality was never better. If 
you are looking for a heavy yielding strain of Premier send along your 
order ofter receiving this catalogue. We will reserve plants for you, 
digging and shipping whenever you are ready to set. 

While Premier is well known by the majority of berry growers, for the benefit 
of the new planters we describe Premier as follows : 



Color — Medium bright red and very at- 
tractive with its large green cap that 
shows off the berry to advantage when 
placed on the market. 
Size — ^Under favorable growing condi- 
tions the berries will run large to extra 
large and very uniform size, holding up 
well to the last picking. 
Firmness — Premier can be classed as a 
long distant shipper where trucks are 
used. For the market gardener its firm- 
ness will be found to be very satisfac- 
tory. 
Vigor — Premier is a strong, healthy 



grower, making a good fruiting bed on 
a wide range of soils and climatic con- 
ditions. 

Qnality — Stands out as one of the best 
flavored berries grown. 
Season of Ripening — In the North 
Premier is one of the first varieties to 
ripen. It can be put on the market 
from a week to ten days ahead of the 
mid-season varieties. 
Frost Resistant — Premier has long been 
noted for its frost resistance and I 
have never heard tell of a Premier crop 
failure due to late frosts. 



^ Premier and Howard 17 are one and the same variety. The variety was 
originated by A. B. Howard Sons of Belchertown, Mass., and in many sec- 
tions Premier is known by the name, Howard 17. 

^ YOU! con increase your yields and profits at "No Extra Cost" by 
planting Townsend's Select Strain New Ground Grown Premier 
"Known in every berry growing section as the heaviest yielding 

strain grown." 

ALL DOUBLE INSPECTED — STATE CERTIFIED — WE SELL AN- 
NUALLY MILLIONS OF TOWNSEND SELECT STRAIN PREMIER 



TOWNSEND NURSERIES - SALISBURY - MARYLAND 




Experienced men making Plant Selection in a 35 acre field 
Fairfax and Dorsett. 

YOU RECEIVE TOWNSENDS' 

Jamyw^ plant selection 
out no axjka cos^/ 

T,IE forty-five years of our experience in 
growing and propagating small fruit 
plants has taught us the vital importance of plant "strain". 
For, in selecting plants, it is just as important to continually 
improve the "strain" asit is with horses, cows and other ani- 
mals. Every Townsend plant is an offspring of a selected 
plant that has special merits back of it. Throughout the year, 
experienced men under the personal supervision of one of the 
Townsends' go into the fields and personally select the plants 
that are to be used for motiidr plants. Only plants that show 
outstanding vigor and productiveness for the specific variety, 
are used. These selected breeding plants are reset into a plot; 
and during their period of growth (until the following spring), 
numerous strong, healthy runner plants are produced. These 
are taken up during the spring at proper planting time and set 
in large acreages on our farms to grow for our numerous cus- 
tomers throughout the country. 

Even after all this we do not consider our work finished. We 
continue selecting this stock, constantly striving to keep our 
strain as close to perfection as our forty-five years experience 
has taught us. Only in this way can we be sure of giving our 
customers plants of better quality and greater yield. 





Townsend Select Sfroin Premier As Grown By Our Mr. L Sherman Townsend 
Pronounced by Visitors Who Examined the Field as One of the Finest Blocks They Had Ever Seen Crown In Any Section 



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A PROFITABLE NEW 



Sa/tlL 



STRAWBERRY 



Although the Dorsett was introduced only 
a few years ago — after its development 
from a cross of Royal Sovereign X Premier 
(Howard 17) by the U. S. Dept. of Agri- 
culture — it has been widely planted in 
practically every berry growing section of 
the country. 

PRICES OF DORSETT 
PLANTS ON PAGE 30 





Its ready adaptability to almost any type of soil and 1. 
climatic conditions; its quick, easy growth; its heavy 
yielding qualities make Dorsett a popular favorite ; 
everywhere. Dorsett strawberries are firm and at- 
tractive; and carry well even on long distance hauls. 
Therefore, we sincerely urge you to try Dorsett. 
You'll find it one of the best money-making early 
berries it is possible to grow. Each year finds a 
greater demand for Dorsett, and each year we grow 
one of the largest plantings in the country. Regard- 
less of how large or small your order may be — send 
it in. We'll be glad to service it! We can reserve plants 
and ship when you are ready to set. (NOTE: The 
above photo shows a thirty-eight acre block of new- 
ground grown Dorsett, growing on our farms; where 
millions of Townsends' Select Strain Dorsett are 
grown annually; and shipped into every state of the 
union.) 

As a heavy yielding high quality berry Dorsett is giving 
excellent results in most all berry growing sections except 
the far south. Townsend's Select Strain Dorsett are Dou- 
■'■^ ble Inspected and State Cer- 

tified. Bred for the heavy yields 
which this variety is capable 
of producing. If you have not 
grown Dorsett we recommend 
that you give it a trial this 
year. 







TOWNSEND NURSERIES - SALISBURY - MARYLAND 



STRAWBERRY 

Cuitu/vi 

Dl RECTIONS 



Just right 



Write us if you ore confronted 
with any special problems. 

VARIETY SELECTION. Perhaps the most important 
task of all is the correct selection of varieties for the par- 
ticular territory in which they are to be planted. A careful 
study of the variety recommendations in this catalog, and 
personal communication vi^ith the Towrnsend Nurseries will 
eliminate the possibility of the buyer purchasing varieties 
which have not the greatest profit-making possibilities in 
his territory. 

SOIL PREPARATION. In the first place, be sure that 
the land is reasonably fertile and as nearly as possible free 
of weeds and grass. Plow the land to be used carefully 
• in the fall or spring and spread a liberal coat of barnyard 
manure over the plot during the winter or early spring. 
Potato fields, tomato or cow-pea plots, or any site where 
the land has been enriched by growing truck crops makes 
an ideal plot for the strawberry patch. 

If manure is not available, broadcast a heavy application 
of commercial fertilizer over the plot just before the plants 
are set in the spring. J (Two or three weeks in advance ib 
just about right). Sheep manure or a mixture of 1500 
pounds of tankage an^ 500 lbs. of acid phosphate is good, 
distributed at the rate of 1000 lbs. per acre. Raw bone 
meal will not injure the plant roots and is the only fer- 
tilizer recommended /for use directly under the plants. 

The soil should be worked up into as good condition as 
possible before setting the plants. If the ground is manured, 
drag the soil level, marking the rows with a light marker, 
setting the plants on the side of the mark, using the same 
side of the mark on each row for equal width. 

CARE OF PLANTS ON ARRIVAL. Townsends' plants 
come to you properly cleaned and bunched ready to set. 

If the roots are too long to set in a stony soil, clip off 
a portion of them cleanly. 

If the plants ai^ received before the soil is ready, open 
the boxes and taire the plants out, dampen the roots up 
to the string, redampen the moss and repack in the 
same box, place in a cool cellar and the plants, if ptill 
dormant, will keep from 7 to 10 days without injury. 
Heeling in is permissible, if done by an experienced man 
but it is slow and tedious and the tops and crowns may 
get wet. The first method is best. 

SETTING THE PLANTS. For large plantings, a horse 
drawn transplanter is good to use if a good operator is 
available. For small plots, or in stumpy new land, the 
garden trowel is best to use. On stony soils use a spade. 
Set the plant roots straight down without crowding and 
pack the earth firmly around them. 

PLANTING DISTANCE FOR MATTED ROW SYSTEM. 

Generally, the matted row system is considered the best 
and most practical. Plant rows zy^ to 4% feet apart, de- 
pending on varieties med. A matted row should be 3 feet 
wide when the plants are laid by, and sufficient room should 
be left for the pickers. Keep the space between the rows 
cultivated as long as the runner plants form. Plants 
should be set 15 to 24 inches apart. Good, rank growing 
varieties like the Premier, Aberdeen, Blakemore, Dunlap, 
Howard Supreme and Jupiter should be set 24 inches apart 
in the row, with rows 4 feet apart. 

EVERBEARING IN HILL SYSTEM. The hill system 
is the only way to grow everbearing strawberries success- 
fully. Keep the runner plants cut off, not allowing more 
than five or six well-spaced runner plants to form. This 
produces large, vigorous plants, each plant set often yield- 
ing a quart of berries during the summer and fall. S^ace 
these rows 30 inches apart to allow for horse cultivation. 
The two rows in the bed are spaced 12 inches part, and the 
plants set 18 inches apart down the rows. With this spac- 
ing, 16.000 plants will set an acre. Such spacing allows 
room to work with a hoe around the plants at all times. 
Plant food can easily be applied as the cultivation continues 
through the summer months. Feeding the plants while they 
are fruiting is easily done without injury by broadcasting 
fertilizer or chicken manure around the plants. Cultivation 
IS easy, as such spacing affords sufficient room around the 
plants to keep down all grass and properly mulch by shal- 
low working with the hoe during dry weather. 




Too deep Too shallow 

CULTIVATING. Tillage in newly set strawberry fields 
should be thorough in the early part of the season, in order 
to preserve moisture so that plants can become established 
thoroughly in the soil and later in the season to conset^e 
moisture so that the plants can develop runners. Weeds 
and grass should be kept out of the fields at all times, as 
they will take the moisture needed by the strawberry plants. 
Most succssful growers use the cultivator as often as once 
each week throughout the first growing season, and during 
periods of drought even more frequently. Hoeing should be 
done as often as it is found necessary to clean out all 
weeds and grass. Cultivating should be shallow near the 
plants, both because of the danger of loosening them in the 
soil and because if too deep the roots near the surface will 
be broken. The teeth on each side of the cultivator should 
be shortened, so they will not stir the soil near the row to 
a depth of more than 1 or 2 inches, as many kinds of weeds 
continue to grow in late autumn and start to grow in early 
spring. We advise working the plants until hard frosts 
occur. The field will then be free from weeds, and in the 
following year very few will have time to grow before the 
harvest season. 

• ONE OF THE SECRETS IN 

GROWING STRAWBERRIES 

While there should be no secrets in the growing of Straw- 
berries when every grower is exchanging ideas with his 
neighbors, there seems to be one point that has not been 
given enough publicity by the neighbor, journals and nurs- 
erymen. With the majority of the plant growers in the 
North it has always been a practice to hold off setting plants 
until all frosts and freezing is over. On low springy type 
soils this probably is a logical practice. However, on land 
with a good drainage and which dries out early in the 
spring this practice should not be followed. Strawberrj- 
plants, when properly grown and hardened, will stand con- 
siderable cold weather after setting. 

MULCHING STRAWBERRIES 

In regions of heavy snowfall Strawberries should have a 
mulch to keep the ground from freezing and thawing in 
early winter and in the spring. In the Northern part of 
the Middle West all varieties should be protected in the 
winter against the severe drying winds which occur in those 
regions. A mulch conserves moisture in the spring and in 
certain localities the crop may be increased from one.third 
to one-half by its use. 

The mulch should be applied as soon as the ground is 
frozen from one to two inches deep. In some localities 
growers have found it unsafe to await freezing weather 
because of the danger of severe storms or heavy falls of 
snow which remain throughout the winter, mulch being 
put on as soon as active growth has ceased. The mulch 
should be scattered over the fields so that some will fall 
on the plants, but more of it between the rows. In the 
spring the plants will grow up through the straw and the 
berries will be kept clean. If mulch is put on hea\T. som? 
of it should be raked off into the middle of rows at time 
growth starts. Wheat, rye, oats and buckwheat straw are 
more commonly used. From 3 to 5 tons of straw is re- 
quired per acre. Marsh hay is also used to advantage when 
obtainable, 1 to 3 tons per acre being required. 

• NUMBER PLANTS REQUIRED TO SET AN ACRE 

Number Plants 

Plants Spacing 

Strawberries, Field Culture SOOO 3^x1 ^ 

Strawberries, Garden Culture 2^x1 ^j 

Everbearing Strawberries, Field 8000 8^x1 H 

Everbearing Strawberries, Garden 1^x1 

Everbearing, Double Row Hill System _..1600O 2^x1^x12 

Blackberries „ 1700 8x8 

Red Raspberries, Hill System „ 2400 6x3 

Red Raspberries. Hill System 1800 5x5 

Black Raspberries ^ 1700 7x3^ 

Dewberries, Solid Rows 2400 6x3 

Grapes 490 9x10 

Asparagus 3200 7x2 

• Complete Culture Guide on Small Fruits Will Be 

Sent Free to Anyone Requesting This Booklet 



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Townsend's Select Sfroin Catskill Plonts 




THESE UNSOLICITED TESTIMON- 
IAL LETTERS TELL THE STORY 
ABOUT OUR SELECT STRAIN CAT- 
SKILL AND THEIR ABILITY TO 
PRODUCE 



Bristol Co., Mass. 
Your Catskill strawberry plants arrived in 
fine condition as usual this past Spring and 
have made up into nice looking fruiting beds 
the past Summer. It seems to us that each 
year more and more of our growers are set- 
ting your Select-Strain plants, as your Cats- 
kill really are better. We wish you every 
success under your new set-up. 

Z. R. SANTOS. 

Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 
In our section we have always wanted 
an attractive midseason berry to follow 
up our Early Varieties and want to thank 
you personally for advising me to plant 
Catskill. I think it's one of the finest 
varieties we have ever grown. Some of Iny 
neighbors had purchased Catskill from other 
sources. While the Quality of their berries 
were as good as mine, I picked more than 
double the amount of berries from the Bame 
amount of plants set. In the future nothing 
but Townsend Select Strain Plants for me. 
Wish you every success in your propagating 
of Heavier Yielding Plants. J. Z. Miller. 

Lancaster Co., Penna. 
Catskill plants received this afternoon, 
superb in every way, compared to plants re- 
ceived in the past. I'ou may look for my 
orders regularly for your Select-Strain. 

C. L. HERSCH. 




The Ideal 



lUUiOn Berry-A 



Proclaimed Winner in Size, Yields and Profits 

THE rapid rise in popularity of Catskill 
has been nothing short of phenomenal. 
Because of its size, flavor, heavy yields, vigorous 
growth, and its adaptability to a wide range of 
soils and climates, this variety has, in a short 
time, become a universal favorite. While our 
strain of Catskill is direct from the originators 
at Geneva, New York, we have thru careful plant 
selection produced a strain that is considered 
by some of the largest berry growers in the 
country to be one of the most vigorous growers 
and heaviest yielding strains in the country. We 
do not hesitate in recommending Catskill to you 
as one midseason variety that is certain to prove 
satisfactory. 

RICH COLOR— Bright rich red, similar to Big Joe. The 
large double green cap stands up well on the berry 
and makes a very attractive looking package when 
offered to the buyer. 

SIZE — These rich red berries are large to extra large in 
size, keeping its size well until the last fruit is har- 
vested. The large size of the Catskill is one of its out- 
standing values, demanding top of the market prices. 

QUALITY — In flavor it compares favorably with such 
varieties as Premier, Dorsett, Fairfax, Big Joe, and 
Chesapeake. The texture is such that Catskill can be 
classed as a long distant shipper. Holding up well after 
picking, it has a high commercial value appreciated 
by all berry growers. 

PRODUCTIVENESS— Growers in all sections East of the 
Mississippi River and several states West advises us 
that it is the heaviest producing midseason berry they 
have grown, in our own test plots it has proven itself 
far ahead of any other midseason variety. In fact our 
test plots gave us more genuine enthusiasm that this 
was a midseason berry that nothing short of a calam- 
ity could keep our customers from making big profits 
on. 

MILLIONS OF SELECT STRAIN CATSKILL, 

ALL DOUBLE INSPECTED, AWAIT YOUR ORDER 

To keep up with the increased demand of Townsend's Select 
Strain Catskill, we have again increased our acreage, plants 
at this writing look fine with the nice heavy crowns and 
fiberous roots. We are looking again for a heavy demand 
for this special Strain of Catskill and would advise placing 
order early as possible to insure getting your supply needed. 

PRICES OF CATSKILL PAGE 30 



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A LEADER ON THE 

The annual rise in sales of Fairfax has been 
steady and sensational. No doubt much of this 
success is due to the tough skin texture and 
consequent good shipping characteristics. Even 
during the dry weather and droughts of Spring 
1936, Fairfax produced crops far above the 
average. The fine, sturdy appearance, ex- 
ceptional firmness, and high dessert qualities 
have made Fairfax famous since its introduc- 
tion. We earnestly recommend that you devote 
a good portion of your acreage to Fairfax, 
thus insuring yourself a good crop of straw- 
berries, regardless of weather conditions. All 



MARKET 



of Townsend's Select Strain Fairfax are Double 
Inspected and State Certified, recognized by 
leading berry-growers as the heaviest yielding 
strain grown. Let us reserve some of these 
plants for you. Will ship whenever you are 
ready to plant. 



Note These Features 

Season of Ripening — Fairfax ripens about 
the same time as Premier. In some few 
sections two or three days later. 
Quality is an outstanding point with FAIR- 
FAX. Its firmness and wonderful flavor 
make it ideal for commercial marketing or 
home consumption. It is without question one 
of the finest eating berries on the market. 
Production — The yield of Fairfax compares 
favorably with Dorsett and Premier. It 
probably will not set as much fruit as these 
two varieties, however it makes up in yield 
with the size. In the number of crates picked 
per acre it yields with the best. 
Vigorous Groiver — The foliage and root 
system of Fairfax is extremely vigorous. 
Foliage is a dark green of strong growth 
protecting berries from hot suns during the 
harvest season. Its root sjstem is long and 
fibrous, which accounts for Fairfax giving 
a good crop of berries during dry seasons. 
It will make a good fruiting bed in most all 
types of soils and climates, and is being 
planted by berry grrowers over a wide area 
of the U.S.A. 

Size of Fruit — Large to extra large and being 
very uniform. Makes an attractive package 
which has always brought top market prices. 




FAIRFAX 
PRICES 
PAGE 30 



ORDER THIS ASSORTMENT 
For Your Early Strawberry Garden 

Be the first in your neighborhood to have large 
delicious strawberries ; order one of these gardens 
today at special price?, 

50 Bis: Joe. 50 Fairfax. 50 Premier 2 Gardent 

—150 Plants AH for for 



$3.95 



$7.45 



10 



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2 BERRIES YOU CAN'T AFFORD 
TO PASS UP . . . K A I 




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JJidkea6on 10 lata fruiting 

LARGE FANCY BERRY 

' T^E twenty-one year history of Big Joe 
■ "*• has been studded with flattering re- 
ports from berry growers throughout the country. 
Big Joe takes its place as the leading midseason 
variety along with Premier, the leading early va- 
riety and Town King, the leader of the late group. 
Its size and beauty have brought Big Joe nothing 
but praise. Big Joe begins to ripen at about the 
time of the last pickings of Premier and Dorsett 
—just the time when large fancy berries like Big 
Joe can command a handsome price on the market. 
To those who have not been successful with Big 
Joe, we recommend Catskill. 

Some of the Outstanding Good Points About Bigr Joe 

Size — Large to very large berries. 

Color — Rich red, double green cap. 

Quality — Ranks with the best in flavor and shipping. 

Productiveness — Under favorable growing conditions very 

few varieties its equal. 

Vigor — Strong grower on most all types of soil. At its best 

on clay or well drained, springy loam soil. 





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Complete Prices 
on Page 30 



M/uUumSani^ variety 



CeNATOR DUNLAP (or as others call 
"^ it — Dr. Burrill), one of the leading 
varieties for western states, has long been one of 
our popular favorites. We grow, annually, hundreds 
of thousands of this variety and always find our- 
selves sold out before the planting season is over. 
Mute testimony to the virtues of Senator Dunlap! 
The tremendous demand of our western trade 
speaks eloquently that Senator Dunlap is un- 
equalled in that territory. 

Vigorous Grotoer— Dunlap has a deep feeding habit 
and will withstand considerable amount of dry 
weather; more so than any other variety. For this 
reason it is well adapted to the Western States. It 
usually makes a good fruit bed under favorable 
growing conditions. 

Fruit is of good size and a beautiful bright red 
color, with plenty of gloss ahd very firm. It is a 
splendid shipper and of excellent quality when 
grown in the regions adapted to it. 



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THE NEW! 

TEMPLE 



• BRED FOR 

heavy yields 

•immune 

from disease 

* Resistant To Disease — The Red-Stele root rot, was 
a very serious disease to strawberry growers in the 
northern half of this country a few years ago, on 
poorly drained soils. With the kind help of Prof. C. 
E. Temple, of the University of Maryland, whose 
efforts finally started the cross breeding of varieties 
of strawberry plants that seemed most likely to be 
resistant to this disease. This work has been carried 
on co-operatively by the University of Maryland and 
U. S. Dept. of Agri., who have produced this grand 
variety since Prof. Temple has retired and which 
variety carries his name — TEMPLE. 



• Deep Feeder # Drought Resistant 
• Good Plant Maker • Heavy Yielder 



• Quality — Not surpassed by any variety on our list. 
Wonderfully flavored, fine for caning. Color deep 
red. Firm with excellent keeping qualities. 

• Size — Temple is noted for its extra large size fruit 
with a dark green cap. It is one of the most attrac- 
tive of all strawberries. Bring top price on market. 

• Strong Grower — Grows vigorous in all soils. Plants 
are fibrous rooted, having a deep feeding habit. It 
will make a good fruiting bed even under unfavor- 
able growing conditions. 

• Production — Temple is from a cross of Aberdeen X 
Fairfax. Thus its parents which are outstanding for 
their vigorous growing habits have passed this along 
also to the new Temple. Foliage is resistant to leaf 
spot, and dark green. Can be classed as a free plant 
maker. Temple is an extra heavy yielding variety, 
and can be classed as frost resistant, coming into 
fruit about the same season as Dorsett, and a far 
better shipper than Dorsett. Tlius we look in the 
future, that Temple will take the place of Dorsett, 
especially with the commercial growers. 



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Townsend's Plants are known the country over as one of 
the heaviest yielding strains grown 



STRONGMAN EStATE liHEHJlHOUSiS 



:. M!NNSyi.VANr<i 



Kay 10th 1S45 



", 0. Po.T 110 
Salisbury) Karyltnd 

"ear Kr. TownsKnii. 



I want "to conrsss that ws w&ro- of the opinion 
that p.osssitly se Sad boon "hung 'up" or. a bad deal b«- 
,^£us^ cf til e Tact that; ^^e could' riot i^t any satisfaction 
oiit of our Isst year's correspondcisce. Bist, I stot you 
to k-ncw th«t. Y.'e ere very grateful^ to' you snd your Gbananj^ 
-or thds'iclnd -.-ind. courteous attentien. 



ijl^'ed . 



good sonditloc 



RECOMMENDS TOWNSEND'S PLANTS 

April 24, 1945, Morgantown, West Va. 
Received shipment of plants yesterday in good condition. 
And will try and show my appreciation, by recommending 
your firm, when-ever I have tiie opportunity. 

MRS. DONALD WEAVER. 



V-ery truly yoa::*3 



IT'S A PLEASURE FOR US TO GIVE GOOD SERVICE 

April 17, 1945, Dayton, Virginia. 

We received the 1,000 Premier strawberry plants (which 

we telephoned the order in to you Thursday evening) in 

fine shape Saturday A.M. That was very quick delivery, 

and we feel that we are lucky in sending you our order. 

L. S. HARTMAN. 

FINAL SHIPMENT ARRIVES IN GOOD CONDITION 

April 24, 1945, Barnesville, Penna. 
The last shipment of strawberry plants has arrived in 
the usual good condition. Thanks a lot. 

ROY HERUG. 



ALL 



GOOD CONDITION 

1945, Winston-Salem, N. C. 



PLANTS IN 

April 5, 
The strawberry plants, and gooseberries reached here to- 
day, both in good condition. Thank you. 

W. P. SPEAS. M.D. 

Note — To any one interested Complete address of 
the above Testimonials wlil be gladly furnished. 

PRICES OF STRAWBERRIES 

ARE STEADILY ADVANCING 

strawberries have been making a consistent gain in 
prices on the Wholesale Market. This means higher 
prices to the consumer and better prices are ob- 
tained at the Roadside Markets. Part of the ad- 
vance in price is due to short crops and the heavy 
consumer demand. If you have been getting low 
yields and unsatisfactory returns from your invest- 
ment, place your order this year for some of our 
"Select Strain" stock. Get the yields that you have 
a right to expect and cash in with a bumper crop, 
while the demand for this fruit is becoming larger 
and the prices advancing. You will not be disap- 
pointed with the results obtained from Townsend's 
"Select Strain" stock. 



LIKES OUR HIGH QUALITY PLUS SQUARE DEALING 

April 18, 1945, Linthicum Height8,Md. 
I received the raspberry plants and planted them at once, 
they are putting out new growth. I wish to thank you for 
sending the plants, and you have more than made good 
your claims. You can be assured that in the future when 
I need plants, you will get the order. 

HENRY J. PAUL (Postmaster). 




The foundation for your success in berry growing itarts 
•t fho nursery 



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STANDS ALONE 




a«MOST PERFECT J^STRAWBERRY! 



Comparing Townking 

With Other Late Vorieties 

Annual Strawberry Report from Alle- 
gheny County Agriculture Extension 
As&ociatlon of Pennsylvania 
The Lupton and Townking are sim- 
ilar in most respects and each produce 
enormously large berries. Lupton is 
a poor plant maker which probabb' 
accounts for its standing. Townking 
surpassed Big Joe, Chesapeake, and 
Lupton in yield. Keccmmend Town- 
king for exceptionally large late ber- 
ries. 

NOTHING BUT TOWN-KINQ 
WILL DO 

April 13, 1945 
Gettysburg, Pa. 
Tour letter received in answer to 
my inquiry. Please send me the 
TOWN-KING strawberry plants. I 
want no other variety. 

V. A. SCHWARTZ 

LIKES AUR TGWN-KINQAND- 
SERVICE 

April 3, 1935 
Kensington, Conn. 
We have received your shipment 
of strawberry plants (3.000 TOWN- 
KING), Thank you for the good 
plants, and delivery which arriyed 
on time. 

WM. HRUBIEC. 



TOWNKING stands alone — as the most perfect late straw- 
berry! A strong, healthy grower, it produces a fine fruit- 
ing bed on a wide variety of soils and climate conditions. Regardless 
of what section of the country you may hve in, you know that a 
good, late fruiting berry is a profitable variety. Realizing this fact, 
we say with full knowledge of the importance of this claim, that 
Townking is the most profitable late variety on the market today! 
Premium prices are always paid for Townking. for its color, shape, 
size and appearance are all outstanding and attractive. From the 
Atlantic to tne Pacific; and from Maine to Florida and Texas, Town- 
king has taken its rightful place as the King of all late berries. Give 
it a trial this year. 

• SOME OF THE OUTSTANDING POINTS OF TOWNKING 



Color — Extra bright, rich red. 
Firmness — A good shipper for long- 
distant markets. Stands up well after 
picking. Will keep on vines several 
days after ripe. 

Quality — Superior to Lupton or Gandy. 
and equals Chesai>eake. 



Productiveness — Stands at the top of 
the late variety list for yields. 
Growth — Makes good fruiting beda 
under ordinary growing conditions. 
Foliage free from rust and of dark 
green color. 

Size — Large to extra large, making at- 
tractive pack that appeals to buyers. 
Yon can buy Townking from Townsends' Nurseries only. We g\itr*s\te^ 
that Townking will please you or money will be refunded. 



TOWNKING PRICES 
ON PACE 30 



COULD NOT ASK FOR A 
BETTER LATE BERRY 

Suffolk Co., N. Y. 
Pleaae enter my order for 9000 
Townking. In all my experience 
growing strawberries I have never 
seen anything like it. In size, 
color, and heavy yields, I could 
not want for a better late berry. 
W. TOMPKINS. 



FINEST LATE BERRY HE EVER SAW 

Washington C-o., Ohio. 
Find enclosed my check for ll.OOO 
Townsend's Select Strain Townking. 
Please ship at once. If I had to grow 
only one variety of strawberries it would 
be Townking. I get yields far above any 
other late variety and quality fruit that 
brings top of the market. It's the finest 
late berry I ever saw. 

F. SHAW. 



• Our Cuttomera recommend Townking as the best late variety. So do We. 



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(EXTRA EARLY) 



PLANT 
TOWNSEND'S 
Double Inspected 
State Certified , ^ 

BLAKEMORE ^tl 




^ IDEAL CmtuM^zcicd BERRY 



THE BLAKEMORE, originated several years 
ago by the U. S. Department of Agriculture 
as a scientific cross between the Premier and 
Townsends' Missionary, has become one of the leading 
varieties throughout all states south of the Mason-Dixon 
line, extending even to Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and 
Indiana, and in many instances replacing the Klondyke and 
Missionary. The Blakemore may also be safely grown in 
those sections of Pennsylvania and New Jersey where plant 
control is practiced, but for best results in these sections, 
the beds should be kept dovsm to a maximum width of two 
feet. 

Shipping Qaalities — Fruit of Blakemore is very firm and 
holds up well on long distance hauls. It will also with- 
stand heavy rains while ripening on the vines, showing 
very little loss of fruit. 

Production — Produces 80% of its crop one week after first 
picking making it valuable to berry growers who need a 
heavy early producer to supply the early berry market in 
large quantities. 



Size^ — A uniform, medium to large fruit with a sprightly 

flavor, which has made it a leading canning and preserving 

variety. 

Vigorous Grower — Blakemore will make a heavy plant 

growth on practically any soil and its rich, dark green 

foliage stands up well above the berries. For an ideal early 

variety, we recommend Blakemore. 

• BLAKEMORE Now Free of Yellow Leaves! 

At last we are able to announce a Blakemore entirely 
FREE of yellow. Four years of continual searching, 
elimination, replanting and proper selection have at last 
resulted in a perfect variety. When you place your order 
this year for this new, extra select strain Blakemore, you 
will be buying an outstanding plant, strong, select, sturdy 
and pure. Success in entirely eliminating all trace of 
yellow will undoubtedly result in a tremendous demand 
for Blakemore, so we suggest you place your order early, 
advising us to ship at your proper planting time. 



SEE PACE 30 FOR PRICES ON YELLOW-RESISTANT STRAIN BLAKEMORE 




HERE'S 



/lu2>ot£ 



VALUE IN 



Sunfl^ SlkmkmiBxdi 



Very often when filling daily 
orders we dig a slight surplus 
of various varieties. Since our 
business policy does not allow 
us to carry plants over to the 
following day, we are in a 
position to sell these at a 
sacrifice. The grower who is 
not especially particular about 
varieties can buy these plants 
at a sensational saving. Every 
plant is freshly dug, labelled 
and true to name. Because of 
these low prices, we regret that 
we cannot assume any respon- 
sibility for variety selection — 
please do not ask for particular 
varieties. 

EVERY BUNDLE OF SUR- 
PLUS PLANTS LABELLED 
AND OF APPROVED VAR- 
IETIES 



SURPLUS 
STRAWBERRY PLANT 

PRICES 

• 

1000 Plants $13.00 per 1000 
5000 Plonts $12.00 per 1000 



PRICE LIST ON PAGE 30 

Shows Complete Surplus 

Plant Prices 



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TOWNSENDS 
SELECT STRAIN 




are 
Vigorous Growers 

Several y e ar s ago when 
Chesapeake was originated, 
it was noted to be a shy 
plant maker ; however 
through our method of 
"plant selection" we have 
built up the strain of this 
fine variety to such a high 
degree of plant making 
quality that a good fruit- 
ing bed under ordinary 
growing conditions is as- 
sured ; — meaning larger 
yields and profits ; as Chesa- 
peake is a sure cropper if 
weather conditions are at 
all favorable. 

Townsends' Plant Farms 
have become headquarters 
for Select Strain Chesapeake 
of outstanding quality, and 
this year, as always we have 
a nice stock on hand to 
take care of your order re- 
gardless of whether it be for 
one hundred or one million. 
All Plants Double inspected 



.*3B<«>«*^^-»5*«^|»(*«»'- 




DOMINATES THE Jcdc VARIETIES QJiCCU4A£ 



A— sure Cropper. 

B— Bright rich red color. 

C— Doesn't discolor after 

picking and retains 

bright red color for 

several days. 
D— Average size, 20 to 30 

berries to a quart. 



E— Exceptionally late and a good shipper. 

F— Doesn't come into bearing until all 
the early varieties are practically 
through and extends berry season 
fully two weeks. 

G— Distinctly a high quality berr\\ which 
brings top market price. 

LATE BERRIES BRING HIGHER PRICES 

IN sections where late berries command higher prices than 
early varieties, we recommend Chesapeake as a well-known 
profit-maker. In most sections Chesapeake begins to ripen three or 
four days after Townking. 

Best results can be obtained on rich loam or springy type soil, 
where Chesapeake produces excellent yields of fine, beautiful berries 
— attractive in size, color and 
shape-. There is always a ready 
market for berries of this 
nature and good prices can 
easily be obtained. 

Enthusiastic growers 
throughout the Northern 
States, Illinois, Indiana, Mich- 
igan, Wisconsin, Ohio, West 
Virginia, North Carolina and 
Virginia report annually in- 
creasing demands for Chesa- 
peake. To meet these demands 
we constantly devote more 
and more acreage to this fine 
late variety. 

If a superior late fruiting variety 
is needed in your section be sure 
to order and set Chesapeake ■ — 
You'll be delighted with the results. 




Wt Mk fer jwn*' erdar ''fuUr rcnfidemf thai w€ con please you. 



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/ileuj(h4n l^'ge ^«ch Red 

(f Heavy Producer 

FALLBEARINC 

A heavy fruiting. Big, rich, red berry of very fine 
flavor and quality. It does exceptionally well in all 
the Northern States and as far west as Missouri. It 
seems to be a good producer in most any type of 
soils; and at its best on rich loam. Gem is a little 
better plant maker than the Mastodon, therefore, 
would suggest putting the plants a little farther 
apart in the row, about 16 inches is a good distance. 
Gem is also a very valuable variety for its spring 
crop. It produces a nice crop about the same time 
as the midseason varieties do. We grow several 
acres on our farms for their berries and like Gem 
very much. This season we picked Gem as late as 
November the 14th, and noticed quite a few green 
berries and blossoms on the plants. It surely will 
give you a long fruiting season and it takes a 
mighty cold freeze to stop them. 

COMPLETE PRICES FALL BEARING STRAWBERRIES 
PAGE 30 



MaAjtbrdcm 



True Blue 
Strain 



FALLBEARINC 



jf HE MASTODON is one of the largest and most 
popular of all fallbearing varieties. The color 
of this large berry is of bright rich red, has a nice 
large green cap which accounts for its attractive 
appearance that is admired by all who see it. 
Texture of the berry is good and stands up well 
after picking. Can be shipped by truck several 
hundred miles without injury. The quality of our 
True Blue Strain Mastodon far excels the old 
strain. You now have a Mastodon berry with a 
rich delicious flavor of the highest quality. 

The New STREAMLINER 

This grand variety will fruit if planted this 
Spring — in July and continue bearing berries 
until heavy frost. Just the right everbearing 
strawberry for your garden — be it a fruit gar- 
den or flower garden. 



Townsend's Big Cropping Fall Bearing Gardens 

Collection "A" Collection "B" 

SMALL BACK YARD LARGE BACK YARD 

FALL BEARING GARDEN FALL BEARING GARDEN 

50 Mastodon ,...„ , . . , ^ * j i- • 

Will furnish plenty of delicious 

berries for a large family. 

100 Premier 

100 Gem 




200 Plants FOR 



%hM 



BIG PROFIT MAKING 

FALL BEARING GARDEN 

500 Mastodon 
500 Gem 



Crow a Townsend's Strawberry Garden this year. It's fun and profitable. 



1000 Plants 



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St^AUJB6-R-RH 

GARDEHS 




GROW FRESH "DELICIOUS" STRAW 
BERRIES IN YOUR OWN GARDEN 



Plenty of fresh berries direct from 
the vines at a very small cost 



V GAI 



JSMae 



GARDEN 

This garden will furnish the 
average family with rich red, 
delicious berries from early 
in the season to late fall. 

25 Premier 

25 Catskill 

25 Townking 

25 C em-Everbearing 

100 Plants SPECIAL 



CATALOG 
VALUE $5.20 



$3.95 




No matter where you live 
there is a Townsend's straw- 
berry ^garden suitable for 
your section 



Ceo. Miller and his brother Jr. of Mt. 

Pleasant, Pa., in their Townsend's 

strawberry garden 



O 



Garden of Big Berries 

This garden will yield extra large 
berries of the tery best quality and 
plenty of them from early season to 
late. 

100 BLAKEMORE (Early) 
100 PREMIER (Early) 
100 Bigloe (Midseason) 
100 TOWNKING (Late) 

400 Plants only $7,95 

CATALOG VALUE $11.00 



GARDEN 

Be the First in Your Neighbor- 
hood to Pick Ripe Strawberries 

Here's two of the greatest budding, 
early fruiting yarieties ever introduced. 
The quality of fruit is of the best and 
all strong rigorous growers, that bare 
proven a success in practically all states. 
Set this Garden and have the first 
berries in your section. 



250 Blakemore 
250 Premier 



500 Plants 



ALL FOR 



$6.95 

CATALOG VALUE $10.00 



Townsend Own Selection Garden 



Our selection will have a cata- 
logue value of $4.80 or more 
and contain best varieties Buit- 
able for your section. 

25 BEST EXTRA EARLY 

25 BEST EARLY 

25 BEST MIDSEASON 

25 BEST LATE 

25 BEST VERY LATE 

125 PLANTS 

Special $2.98 



Catalog Value $4.80 
or More 








SPARE TIME GARDEN 



With little attention you can 
realize a nice profit from this 
garden, should pick at least 
400 quarts. 



50 PREMIER 
50 FAIRFAX 
50 SEN. DUNLAP 
50 TOWNKING 

200 PLANTS 



Only $4.85 

CATALOG VALUE 

$7.20 




• PLEASE ORDER STRAWBERRY GARDENS BY NUMBER 



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berry that would fruit after other varieties were 
through. The record compiled by Xtralate bears evi- 
dence to whether we have been successful in our de- 
velopment. For not only is this variety the latest stand- 
ard variety existent, but it has proved itself one of the 
latest and heaviest fruiting varieties on the market. 
Seven years testing on our trial grounds bear this out. 
Reduced prices on Xtralate now bring it within the 
reach of everyone — and we strongly urge you to try it. 
Thousands of satisfied growers have thrilled at the 
sight of this plant laden with choice fruit at harvest 
time — why not you? 



TOWNSENDS SELECT-STRAIN PLANTS 

ARE PREFERRED BY SUCCESSFUL 

FRUIT GROWERS 

RED STAR 

ANOTHER LATE VARIETY ORIGINATED 
BY U. S. DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURE 



By the same crossing of varie- 
ties which Starbright was origi- 
nated from (Fairfax & Chesa- 
peake). Red Star is a strong, 
healthy plant maker. Berries 
very large, attractive bright red 
when grown in moist soil, and 
well mulched. U.S.D.A. advises 
Red Star can be grown as far 
South as Virginia, as far west as 
Missouri, and all Northern States. 
We have an extra large planting 
of Red Star to fill your orders 
with this season. Order a few 
thousand today. 



Complete 
Prices on 
Page 30 



NO OTHER STANDARD VARIETY 
IS AS LATE AS "XTRALATE" 

• COLOR— Rich, Bright Red 

• SIZEJ— Medium Large to Large 

• QUALITY— The Very Best 






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Ji^c^'^A^^^ASPARAGUS ROOTS 

PRICES 

25 50 100 250 500 1000 

1 year No. 1 Grade $2.25 $3.75 $6.00 $12.00 $18.75 $30.00 

2 year No. 1 Grade 2.75 4.85 7.45 15.95 23.75 39.95 

3 year-JUMBO Grade 3.50 5.95 9.95 19.95 29.75 47.50 

Write for Quantity Prices on Lots of 5000 or more. If Asparagus is wanted by 

Parcel Post Add 8c each 25 Roots. 

• MARY WASHINGTON. A heavy yielding 
strain producing uniform, long, tender, rapidly 
growing ehoots. An excellent variety for market 
or home gardeners. 

• MARTHA WASHINGTON. A selected strain 
from the Washington variety, much heavier stalk 
and a greater producer than the original Wash- 
ingrton variety ; practically blight-resistant. 

,^ • PEDIGREED WASHINGTON. A vigorous and 

^' '^M^ '- heavy yielding asparagus with uniform, good 

^ tight buda of bluish purple. Tender and delici- 

ous. 

^ittMr J IJl PARADISE (Xew). Matures earlier than 

^Hfc '^'^fKlm^ a°y other known variety. Good cuttings can 

TSL-j.u"'r-'nii!jiZr' '- be had one year after planting even from our 

^^~^ 1 year size roots. It looks Paradise asparagufl 

is similar to other varieties of the Washington 

type. The flavor of Paradise is much milder 

than other varieties. Even if you only have a 

few square feet of space in your garden set 

some of the new Paradise this year. You will 

be well repaid for the small investment made. 

RHUBARB 

* GIANT CHERRY. This fine Rhubarb was 

^^^ ^Pk ^^^M:^WUM/M^ ^ originated in California. Color a beautiful 

J cherry red, entire length of stalks. The 

r^ stalks are extra large, but so tender they 

^' ' do not require peeling when cooked. Less 

acid and better flavored than most varieties. 

Prices: Each. $0.60; 3 for $1.65; 6 for 

$3.00; 12 for $5.75; 25 or more only $0.45 

each. 

McDonald. a new early producing 
Rhubarb of exceptionally fine quality, orig- 
inated in Canada, a true pink variety, and 
a good forcer. Prices: Each, $.60; 3 for 
NEW PARADISE 51-«5; 6 for fS.OO; 12 for $5.75; 25 or 

more only $0.4o each. 





MYATTS LINNAEUS. Produces large, 
tender stalks, flavor sprightly fine for pies 
and sauce. 

QUEEN. Extra strong grower, extranely 
large stalks, color dark pink, a good com- 
mercial variety. 



RHUBARB PRICES- 

Each ...„ $0.30 

6 for 1.65 

12 for ..„ 3.00 



-ABOVE VARIETIES 

25 for $5.75 

50 for 9.95 

100 for _...19.50 



Rhubarb by parcel post add 3c each root 
to cover postage. 








Above field: Maryland Golden averaged 415 bushels U. S. No. 1 to the Acre 

MARYLAND GOLDEN SWEET POTATOES 



We are again offering to our cus- 
tomers thru this small space in our 
catalogue one of the outstanding Fweet 
potatoes on the market — Marj'land 
Golden. As stated in our last_^ear's 
catalogue, thi- varifly of potatoes was 



'nces 
MARYLAND GOLDEN 

Ready After Moy »h« 25fh 

100 PfanU „ $1.50 

250 PlanU SJ5 

500 PUnU €.00 

1000 PlmnU _ 10.00 

CERTIFIED SEED STOCK 
For Growers who wUh to grow 
tliolr own plants, we offer this 
stock. Delivery any time froBi 
oar storare honse. 

$5.50 P«r Bushel 

WrUo for ■pocUI price* on lota 
•C 10 beahola or Moro. 



just what the country has been looking for and, from the 
reports received by our customers this year, who ordered 
Maryland Golden from us. and the market reiports through- 
out the country, we are entirely convinced that there Is 
not a sweet potato on the market today that has the 
money making possibilities for the commercial grower as 
well as the satisfaction obtained by the small growers for 
table use, as the Maryland Golden. The demand far ex- 
ceeds the supply and we look for it to remain so for a 
good many years. Be the first in your community to grow 
this wonderful potato and benefit by the profits you will 
receire from them. 

The color is all that the name implies — a deep, rich, 
golden yellow with a slight pinkish cast, holding Its color 

Esrfectly when cooked. It is not of the dry type like 
ittle Stem Jersey or of the wet tj-pe like the Nancy Halls 
or Yams, only slightly moist at any state of maturity. It 
produces a crop very early, therefore, is one of the best 
varieties for our Northern customers to grow where early 
maturing rarieties are a necessity. 

We want to tell you more about this variety; however, 
space will not permit it here. Therefore, we have rrinted 
an illustrated folder on Maryland Golden which will be 
sent to you free on reauest. 

We offer you Maryland Golden plants and 
certified seed stock at prices shown on the 
left. Let us reserve your supply early this year 
as last year found us lold out looc beforo the 
•eason wu orer. 





Pink Rhubarb brings 

top prices at any 

market 



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^lant Cultivated 
BLUEBERRIES 

are producing big profits for alert 
growers I 

25c to 75c per pint 



$1,000.00 
Per Acre 



The cultivated blueberry 
is here to stay. A careful 
survey shows that it will 
take years, before there will 
be sufficient planting stock 
to meet the great demand. 
Thus we sincerely advise all 
our good customers, to take 
advantage of this golden 
opportunity, and to get 
their blueberry plantings 
started without further de- 
lay. 

Remember— once planted, 
blueberry plants will last 
for a good many years. This 
means planting now for 
permanent profits. 



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Commercial Blueberry Planting 



Photo by C. S. D. A 



SELECTIVE LIST 
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Hybrid Blueberry Plant in Bearing 



BLUEBERRIES 



Adaptability Soils 

Cultivated blueberries are being successfully grown 
from North Carolina to Maine, and in any section 
where wild blueberries are found. The natural 
blueberry soil has an abundance of humus, which 
naturally runs acid. And with a high water level, 
this type of soil must have a good surface drainage, 
or the plants will become injured after heavy rain- 
fall. This can be overcome by planting the plants 
on wide ridges, 6-10 inches high. 



Mulching — Fertilizers — Yields 

Now to hold the moisture in the upper part of 
soil, which is verv important, to a blueberry plant- 
ing. Is to apply, a heavy and permanent mulch 
around the plants, and to widen this mulch out to 
the middle of the rows as the plants get larger 
each year. The standard commercial 5-10-12 fer- 
tilizer, is being used successfully, at the rate of 
about 600 pounds per acre. This is the rate of 
about one-half pound per plant. Cultivated blue- 
berries are very productive, third vear plants should 
produce 1900 pts., fourth year 2800 pts., fifth year 
and on 5,000 pts. per acre. 



Selective List New-Better Varieties Giant Blueberries 



• CABOT (Season Early) 



Cabot is an early variety, for many years the earliest of 
the named varieties and has been planted very extensively 
by blueberry growers. It is slightly acid, fruit of attractive 
purple color, of an unusually large size. 

• RANCOCAS (Medium Early) 

Rancocas is a second-yearly variety, ripening its berries 
later than Cabot and earlier than Pioneer. The original 
bush bore berries up to 18 mm in diameter. Berries in 
commercial plantations sometimes exceed 19 mm. Ran- 
oocas tends to the production of heavy crops on young 
and healthy bushes, so heavy indeed that unusual care 
must be taken to prune the bushes severely in order to 
insure a good crop in the following year. The leaves of 
Rancocas have finely toothed margins. The berries have 
a small, dry scar and are very easily picked. 

• CONCORD (Midseason) 

The Concord blueberrj- was so named because of its large 
clusters of berries, which, all ripe at the same time, 
resemble clusters of Concord grapes. Concord berries are 
delicious when they are allowed to remain on the bush 
until fully ripe and have lost the excessive acidity they 
possess when they first turn blue. Concord is a mid-season 
variety, ripening at about the same time as Pioneer. 



• PIONEER (Midseason) 

Pioneer was so designated because it was the first named 
variety developed as a result of blueberry breeding. Its 
berries are of light blue color, sweet, of excellent flavor, 
and when fully ripe are without acidity. We recommend 
Pioneer for a fine mid-season variety. 

• RUBEL (Large Mid-season Variety) 

This variety ripens about two weeks later than Cabot. 
The bush is an upright grower, very vigorous, hardy and 
productive. Fruit is medium large of a light blue, very 
firm ; can be shipped long distance. Some of the largest 
Blueberry plantings in New Jersey have a good proportion 
of their plantings to this variety. The quality is consid- 
ered to be fairly good, although somewhat acid. From the 
standpoint of growth, yields and other characteristics this 
variety can be classed almost ideal. 



• JERSEY (Season Late) 



The berries of Jersey are large to extra large and, until 
dead ripe, too acid for the taste of most persons. It is 
a good shipping berry and one which stands up well in 
transit. It is considered by commercial growers to be one 
of the leading late varieties. Jersey is of remarkably robust 
growth and makes an attractive ornamental plant wh'-'> 
grown in the home garden. 



• PRICES • 
TOWNSEND SELECTED STRAIN GIANT BLUEBERRIES 



1 year 3-6 inch grade 

2 year 7-12 inch rrade~. 

3 year 12-18 inch grade. 

4 year 18-24 inch grade. 





3-9 


10-29 


30-99 


100-299 


300 or mor« 




PlanU 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


Plants 


Eaeh 


Each 


Each 


Each 


Each 


Each 


$0.75 


$0.65 


$0.55 


$0.45 


$0.40 


$0.35 


1.40 


1.15 


1.00 


.85 


.75 


.70 


1.85 


1.55 


1.35 


1.15 


1.00 


.95 


2.75 


2.35 


2.00 


1.75 


1.50 


1.40 



• Blueberry culture bulletin mailed free on request 



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RUIT @ROWlR8 
in 48 States 
Set Townsendk Setect Strain 

RASPBCRRY PLADTS 

IN 1945 











r r ^ 



A fine block of Townsend's Certified Cumberland that averaged 5,300 pints 

of berries first year's crop. Get good plants. Treat them right and profitable 

yields will be yours. 

TO BUY STATE CERTIFIED DOUBLE 
INSPECTED RASPBERRY PLANTS 

Heavier yields and bigger profits are a sure thing for the rasp- 
berry grower who invests in a patch of Townsend's Select Strain 
certified plants. We leave no stone unturned to grow plants that 
are worthy of the Townsend's reputation for excellence. Our propa- 
gating field is set in proper soil to produce a well balanced plant 
with vigorous root system and grown under the supervision of a 
specialist on raspberries. They are carefully watched during the 
growing season for any kind of disease that might appear. Twice 
a year State Inspectors visit our plantings and carefully inspect all 
growing plants. Townsend's plants come to you doubly inspected 
and carry with them a certified seal pronouncing them free from 
mosaic and other injurious disease. 

Because of this conscientious thorough method of disease- 
prevention, growers in forty-eight states set Townsend's 
Raspberry plants last year. Realizing that the one sure 
method of stepping up their yields was to purchase plants 
which have been grown right, properly packed, and deliv- 
ered to them in a fresh growing condition. We feel sure 
that with normal care after planting that Townsend's Select 
Strain certified raspberry plants will practically double 
your yields, thereby cutting cost of production and increas- 
ing profits. 

A raspberry planting is good for several years, don't 
gamble on your planting stock, get the best plants obtain- 
able. They will cost you less in the long run. You will 
find our prices reasonable and we know you will be pleased 
with the plants we send you. . ' 

COMPLETE PRICES ALL VARIETIES 
RASPBERRIES ON PAGE 31 




A fi«ld doubl« inspecttd ctrtlffitd Lathm 1 year •Hm Mt 



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Black RASPBERRIES 

Double Inspected— State Certified 

Refer To Page 31 For Complete Prices All Varieties Raspberry Plants 



MORRISON 




AGCX)D Black Raspberry patch is one of the most profitable 
of farm crops — providing you have srtong, healthy canes 
capable of maturing a large crop of berries! Our select strain certified 
raspberry plants are beyond doubt the finest obtainable — and will lead the 
field in their respective sections. These plants are definitely superior in 
quality and the greatest bargains ever offerd! 

Diseased and run out fields average only from 400 to 800 quarts per acre 
—while strong, disease-free plants will yield from 1600 to 3000 quarts per 
acre. You can see from these figures how much more in dollars and cents 
it will mean to you if you invest in Townsend's Select Strain Certified 
plants. Place your orders now— we'll ship when you're ready to set. 

f/ew Mammoth 

MORRISON 

Its jet black berries are as large or larger than the old favorite 
Cumberland, often going an inch in diameter. This new variety is 
just about immune to disease, thus we are discontinuing Logan in 
its favor, since the berries of Morrison are larger, more attractive, 
firm in texture, high in quality, and not near as seedy as other black 
raspberry varieties, and without question, outyields all other varieties. 

Prices On 1-Year Raspberry Plants Page 31 



CUMBERLAND 

The outstanding leader among black raspberries— the 
most widely planted variety grown today ! Cumberland 
is unsurpassed by any other black raspberry in both 
hardiness and productiveness. The large, sweet flavor- 
ful fruit is very firm and can be safely shipped a 
long distance in spite of its size. The bushes are vigor- 
ous, being very capable of supporting their large crop 
of fruit. The ripening season extends from mid-season 
to late. For those customers looking for a fine quality, 
profitable black raspberry, we highly recommend Cum- 
berland. We have a nice stock of Certified Cumberland 
plants this year at reasonable prices, and are confident 
of the fine results you will obtain from this fruit. For 
a continuous fruit crop covering a long period, plant 
Cumberland and Logan. 



TUfllBERLRnP 



FOR QUICK FRUIT 

Turn to page 29 for 
prices on "Bearing-Age" 
plants that will fruit 
this summer in your 
own garden. 



PLANT A "VICTORY" 



THIS YEAR 



Here are two fine Raspberry Gardens which we 
have selected for home planting.^ The plants 
are our best grade of 1 year #1 size and priced 
to save you money. 

25 CUMBERLAND 



12 NEW MORRISON 
12 LATHAM 



ALL 
FOR 



$3.86 

2 Collections of 
above $6.85 



(Black Rasp.) 
25 LATHAM (Red) 



SpacUl 
Offer 



$6.95 

2 Collections of 
above $11.95 




CUMBERLAND 



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JneJmqi&JC ^^ ana. | il 
O^umistytMincj &ci&nl)£;vui LCI A llO 1^1 



this big value 

RED RASPBERRY 

OFFER 

12 NEW CHIEF, 1 Yeor Size 
12 LATHAM, 1 Year Size 
Special Price $0 Q C 
25 Select Plants^'^O. V3 




25 SELECT LATHAM 

25 SELECT CHIEF 

50 Plants SA.yq 

Special Price ^%^»Jf ^ 



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nT'S easy to be enthusiastic 
-=■ about Latham because it is 
the finest looking berry on the market 
—and because it produces more berries 
to the acre than any other variety (and 
does so with the least amount of care) . 
This KING of all raspberries 
will mean Real Profits for you. 
Townsend's Select Srtain Lat- 
ham yields large, luscious rich 
red fruit— so appetizing in its 
appearance and flavor that it 
meets with instant approval! 
Commercial growers average 
over $1,000 per acre of plants. 
Latham, which is entirely free 
of mosaic, more than measures 
up to the most exacting stand- 
ards, producing firm fruit that 
is excellent for long distance 
shipping. Order some Town- 
send's Latham — you'll be 
pleased with your success, 
whether you raise to sell or to 
serve! 




£«/// i\aspberry 

Bright, glowing red, and extra large 
berries makes this New variety stand 
out above any other early red-rasp- 
berry. Plants are healthy and good 
growers. Fruit fine for shipping or 
canning. Introduced by the New 
Jersey Experiment Station. Supply 
limited order early. 

Prices, See Page 31 






Absolutely Hardy — Easy to Crow 

CHIEF, the earliest raspberry of all, 
is the only real rival of Latham. 
It was selected from a planting of 4,000 
Latham seedlings by the Minnesota State 
Breeding Farm, and has become the best 
early red for general planting, surpassing 
all others. The fruit, while not quite as 
large as Latham, is extremely hardy, firm, 
bright red in color, practically immime from 
mosaic and mildew, keeps and ships well, 
and is an unusually heavy producer. Its 
brilhant coloring and appealing flavor, to- 
gether with its early ripening, makes Chief 
a good money maker for the commercial 
grower, and the home gardener as well. 



READY FOR MARKET 
WHEN PRICES ARE 
HICHEST 



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RASPBERRIES 



Pick Berries 



The Fallbearing Raspberry Is Also One of the 
Earliest Spring Fruiting Varieties 

Commercial growers and home gardeners alike have found 
Fallbearing Raspberries to be a profitable investment. 
Growers in practically every state east of the Mississippi 
are reaping the benefits of having raspberries throughout 
the_ entire summer and fall. Fallbearing Raspberries are 
easily grown, fruit the first year set, and continue to do 
so for several years after the original planting. To increase 
fall production, the new growth should be sheared back 
about 18 inches after the spring crop is harvested. 



and Fall 



I I ' ^ i/l C^ It yield: 



Two crops a year ! 
That's the perform- 
ance record of this 
new Fallbearing Rspberry. 
yields a bumper crop at the 
regular season and then another crop 
of giant size berries on the new canes in 
late Autumn! Indian Summer is certainly the 
'most worthwhile red raspberry to be introduced since 
th^ coming of Latham. Be sure to order a good supply. 




KATHERINE9 



ST. REGIS 



'Everbearing Red) 

Katherine, one of the best red 
raspberries ever grown, is a 
persistently heavy producer from 
early spring to late fall. Fruits 
a large, firm berry of excellent 
flavor. 




SPECIAL! 

Home Planting Offer 
12 Latham 
12 Indian Summer 

24 Select Plants 



'Everbearing Red) 

Valuable for both the mar- 

ket or home gardener. 

Produces medium to large 

fruit, ripens within 80 days of se'.. 

ting and succeeds on all t>'pes of 

soil. Exceptionally heavy canes. 



for $3.95 



FALLBEARING RASPBERRIES 
MAKE DELICIOUS DESSERTS 



2 Outstanding New Reds 




MARCY % 

The largest raspberry grown by the New 
York Experimental Station. Long, conic 
shaped, moderately firm and thick flesh 
makes this variety an excellent shipper. 
Plants are tall and hardy with stalky 
canes that hold fruit well. Test shows 
Marcy to be the biggest of all leading 
varieties. 



FECIAL COLLECTION OFFER 



12 MARCY 
12 TAYLOR 



24 Select Plants for 



*3.95 



TAYLOR 



Has a record of 10 years 
New York Exper. Stat, suc- 
cessful testing. Large size, 
new oblong shaped berries 
of snappy, luscious flavor. 

Holds to plant well no 

crumbling. Rigid tree-like 
canes. You can depend on 
Taylor for heavy yields of 
beautiful fruit ' ajid for 
greater profits. 



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DS 



STRAIN 



BLACKBERRIES 

All Crown from Roof Cuttings 

HE SAME high standard that we have set for our straw- 
berry plants is duplicated in our blackberry plants, 
which transplant very easily and produce larger canes 
and superior fruit than the average nursery grown plants. They are 
grown from strong root cuttings because we know that this method 
of propagating is fa'- superior to sucker plants making a much more 
fibrous rooted plant than sucker plants and grow off much quicker 
after setting. During the first year, the varieties listed on this page 
grow mostly on the ground, but after the first crop, grow upright, 
standing in bunches, obtaining a height of 4 to 6 feet. One planting 
will last you several years, and while we sell several hundred thou- 
sand plants to commercial growers each year, we believe that every 
home garden should contain a few of these easily grown plants, as 
they will furnish plenty of big, rich-flavored, juicy berries for makinsr delicious cobblers, 
wines, jams and jellies. Prices all varieties Page 31. 




THE MOST WIDELY 

PLANTED OF ALL 

BLACKBERRIES 



Eldorado, the most widely planted blackberry on the market, Is of fine 
quality with glossy, black berries and very little core, and is unexcelled for 
making jams, jellies, and pies. Because of its hardiness, it does well in 
the extreme North. You can depend on Eldorado to give you satisfactions 
as a midseason to late variety. 




New ALFRED Blackberry 

LARGE, SWEET AND 
A HEAVY PRODUCER 

A recently introduced, sweet, juicy, ex- 
tremely large berry, coreless and practically 
free from seeds. Alfred is grown throughout 
the Northwestern States, and is heavily 
planted in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, 
Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania. For 
a fine midseason variety we recommend 
Alfred. 



For 

PRICES 

BEARING 

AGE 
Blackberries 
SEE PAGE 

29 



BLOWERS 



Heavy Yielding 
Blackberry 



The blowers has proven to be a very profit- 
able blackberry, especially for the Northern 
States; quality is good; heavy producer; and 
a very vigorous grower. 



EARLY HARVEST 



Earliest of all 
Blackberries 

One of the earliest ripening — most productive ©f 
the early varieties. Fruit very firm, medium large. 
Growth vigorous and canes hardy. For a very early 
blackberry, plant Early Harvest. 



GOOSEBERRIES 

Selected List Best Poying 
Varieties 



WRITE FOR PRICES ON 
LARGER LOTS THAN QUOTED 



CURRANTS 



APPROVED 
VARIETIES 



2 Year Plants 

GOOSEBERRY PRICES 

90c each 

3 to 9 Plants 85c each 

10 to 50 Plants 75c each 



DOWNING. A large, handsome, 
pale green berry of splendid 
quality. Fine for both cooking 
and table use, its plant is strong 
and usually free from mildew. 

RED JACKET. Most mildew 
free of all leading varieties. 
A large smooth, fine flavored 
red fruit, produced in great 
abundance. 

POORMAN. Largest, healthiest 
and most vigorous grower — ex- 
ceedingly productive. Fruit 
large, red, very attractive. 




4 Currents 
4 Gooseberries 
Any vorielies listed 
on this poge 




$6.80 > 



2 Year Plants 

CURRANT PRICES 

90c each 

3 to 9 Plants 85c each 

10 to 50 Plants 75c each 






CHERRY. Large berries on short clusters; a robust 
fruitful variety. The vigorous, stocky bushes pro- 
duce large quantities of bright red fruit with thin 
skins and remarkable fine flavor. 
RED CROSS. Large, red, fine. Very productive and 
of extra high quality. Rich, mild, eub-acid. 
RED LAKE. This variety is of recent introduction 
and is considered to be one of the largest currants 
grown. Color rich red, fruit solid and of good flavor. 
WILDER. Bunch and berries very large, bright, at- 
tractive red color, even when dead ripe. Flavar not 
too acid and fruit continues on bush for quite a 
period. 

PERFECTION. Beautiful, bright red, holding its 
large size to end of bunch. Easy to pick — a superior 
bearer — less acid and of better quality than any 
other large currant. 

WHITE GRAPE. Very large, yellowish white. Mild 
acid flavor. Extremely valuable for table use. 

BEARING AGE SIZE CURRANTS 

Prices— Each $1.50: Three $4.00; Six $7.50; 
Twelve $13.75. 



Culture Directions on Gooseberries Currents and Blackberries mailed FREE on request. 



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• Profitable FOR COMMERCIAL OR HOME PLANTING 



Actual 

Size 



t 



For certain success and greater profits be 
;ure to include Boysenberries in your plant- 
ngs It is an established fact that Boysen- 
berry brings prices from 30% to 50 % higher 
than Youngberry and other blackberry va- 
rieties. The tremendous yields and higher 
prices will cut down your ccst of production 
considerably and gire you an excellent crop 
of luscious, large, attractive berries. 

Our experience has shown that Boysen- 
^berry is perfectly hardy. Commercial growers 
, -hare with home g;ardeners their delight in 
ithe admirable qualities of both its plant and 
[fruit. Leading horticulturists say "Plant a 
[row of Boysenberry and it will be the pride of 
Jyour garden." We eay "order early — plants 
ire limited." 



• A NEW DEWBERRY 

By Far the Largest and Heaviest Pro- 
ducing Berry of the Blackberry 
or Dewberry Family 

Berries measure 2 inches in length 

Averages 35 berries per quart box 

^2200 pints picked from 100 2- 
year-old plants 

A Gross returns from one acre 
$1760.00 



Don't Miss 

This Special 

Boysenberry 

Garden Offer 



12 YOUNCBERR 



|24 Strong 1 yr. PiMits 
Special Price 

$5.95 

Collections _ 

$9.95 J 



Victory Garden 



PRICES BOYSENBERRY PLANTS ON PACE 31 

DEWBERRIES 

T^IE DEWBERRY is a trailing blackberry and a little less hardy. It is 
* grown on a large commercial scale in the central and southern states. 
With the introduction of the Youngberry and Boysenberry, and Nectar- 
berry varieties, which are hardier than the Lucretia, the planting sections 
of the Dewberry have been advanced some two hundred miles north, and 
growers now are reporting good results as far north as Rhode Island and 
Western New York. Dewberries ripen earlier than Blackberries, are much 
larger, and have a very fine flavor. We consider the dewberry an ideal 
addition to the home garden. They are becoming very popular on the 
m'arket. On account of the texture' of the Dewberry' it should be placed 
on the market soon after picking and long hauls be avoided. Unless 
weather is cool and favorable for such trips, they should not be picked 
when dew is on or when fruit is damp. 



COMPLETE CULTURE DIREC- 
TION FREE ON REQUEST 





Thornless Boysenberry 



Lucretia (Dewberry) 



LUCRETIA. Exceptionally hary vines 
that may be successfully planted in the 
Northern States, also grown on large 
scale in the South— large, firm, juicy 
fruit. 

NEW - THORNLESS BOYSENBERRY. 

If you are troubled with the thorns when 
picking some of your dewberries we sug- 
gest this grand new thornless variety. 
This berry bears the same description 
fts Its parent, which we describe at top of this page, only it's thornless. | 

YOUNGBERRY. The Youngberrv, a trailing varietv of the Dewberry- 
family, has built up for itself a reputation for size and eating qualities, 
which make it highly prized by growers even-where. For sheer produc- 
tivity and high market prices, it's tops. For the home gardener, the 
Youngberry offers real pleasure from a small investment. 

NEW— NECTARBERRY. This variety of dewbern.- has proven hardy 
under drought and cold, being grown in New York without winter injury. 
Fruit Is little larger than Boysenberry. is of fine flavor. Ripens about 
two weeks later than Youngberry. thereby extending fruiting season of 
the dewberry. A fine flavored variety, very productive, valuable for 
market gardeners and home plantings. 

COMPLETE PRICES DEWBERRIES ON PAGE 31 



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T RAngi'VAR IETIFV/flCTTCT 



CRAPE4S 



NEW CACO 



Her* an four n«w grapes that have been approved by 

Towmends* for their early fruiting habits, heavy yields 

and quality fruit. They are the best of the new, and all 
of recent introduction. 



• CACO (Red). A large, ^ 
red, fine-flavored grape 
which holds fruit well 
after ripening. 

• CHAMPAGNE (Amber). A de- 

liciously flavored amber colored 
grape, producing large, compact 
bunches of fruit. The^ strong 
growing vine yields fruit at an 
early age. Champagne is one of 
the best varieties on our list. 



FREDONIA (Black). A very attrac- 
tive, early-ripening variety with large, 
sweet, juicy berries. Its bunches are 
large ando compact. 
EVERY "VICTORY GARDEN" NEEDS 
SOME GRAPE VINES. ORDER YOUR 
VINES TODAY. For Bearing Age Vines 
see Prices on Page 29. 



PORTLAND (White). Ripens earlier than any 
other known grape. Its large, beautiful yellow- 
colored (like Niagara) berries contain so 
much sugar that they can be eaten long before 
they are fully ripe. 




NEW PORTLAND 



GRAPES m f, 



LEADING 

STANDARD 

VARIETIES OF 

• CONCORD (Black). The most extensively planted 
black grape. Bunches are compact and of excellent 
quality, ripening midseason to late. As a commer- 
cial variety, Townsend's winter-hardened Con- 
cord stands supreme; while the home gardener in 
any section of the country will find that it brings 
excellent results. 

• CATAWBA (Red). A late ripening, large, firm, 
very sweet, copper-red colored fruit, used ex- 
tensively for making wine. 



O UTSTANDING FOR 
ELD & QUALITY! 

• MOORE'S EARLY (Black). A seedling of Con- 
cord which ripens two weeks earlier; a heavy 
producer of excellent quality large, black fruit, it 
is planted extensively by commercial planters. 

• NIAGARA (White). One of the largest white 
grapes, delicious flavored, its handsome compact 
bunches ripen with Concord. 

• WORDEN (Black). A very popular bluish-black 
excellent flavored, hardy growing grape whose large, 

compact bunches ripen two weeks earlier than 
Concord. 



GRAPES FOR 
ARBOR PLANTINGS 



"Bi^VXlhef Grape Off 



ALL 2-YEAR SELECT VINES! 



ers 

PLANT GRAPES 
FOR ORNAMENTAL EFFECT 




1 Fredonia, Black 
1 Caco, Red 
1 Champagne, Amber 
1 Moore's Early Black 
1 Niagara, White 
1 Catawba, Red 
1 Worden, Black 
1 Concord, Black 



2 COLLECTIONS 

$6.95 



Select 
Vines 
All for 



14 

Select 

Vines 

for 



^3.661^. 



2 Champagne, Amber 
2 Caco, Red 
2 Fredonia, Black 
2 Portland, White 
2 Concord, Black 
2 Moore's Early 
2 Catawba, Red 

2 COLLECTIONS 

$10.85 




CRAPE VINE PRICES ON PAGE 31 



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29 




^^ U&unvA-and/A 
^jEARINC-AGE 



PICK FRUIT THE 



<^i/id 



YEAR! 



VICTORY GARDENS" 



Bearing age plants are selected one year grade when transplanted into our nursery 
rows. Here we grow them a full year under ideal growing conditions, taking full 
advantage of our twenty-acre irrigation system. In order that we can supply our 
customers with a well balanced plant plenty of humus is added to the soil before set- 
ting. Careful cultivation and pruning is made throughout the season. We further 
protect plants by tieing them into bundles the full lengrth of the cane wrapping them 
carefully that they may reach customers in perfect condition. Although the cost of 
these plants slightly higher than our first year will more than pay for the difference 
in price. 

• BEARING ACE PLANTS 

ADAPTABLE FOR THE HOME GARDENS 

Bearing age plants are especially adapted for 
the Home Garden. Results are quick, fruiting 
same season set, increasing in yield as they 
grow older. Raspberry, Blackberry, and Dew- 
berry plantings will produce good crops every 
year for three to five years from original 
planting. Grapes for eight to twelve years. 
If you are not now enjoying fresh berries 
from your garden, include some of these 
ready-to-bear plants in your next order. Better 
still, have a complete Berry Garden this year 
by combining a Fallbearing Strawberry Gar- 
den listed on page 16. These will also fruit 
same season set, continuing until cold weather 
and again following spring. From a small 
investment you can have plenty of Fresh 
Delicious Berries direct from your own garden 
at a cost that will be surprisingly low. 

• SUPPLY OF BEARING AGE STOCK 

While we try to grow enough Bearing Age 
Plants to furnish all our customers, the in- 
creased demand on them this fall has again 
cut down our supply considerably. Under the 
circumstances, we would advise placing your 
order for this particular stock as soon as 
possible for we feel certain that we shall be 
sold out early in the season. 

• PRICES BEARING AGE PLANTS 




BEARING ACE 

RASPBERRY 

COLLECTION 

12 Heavy Yielding Latham. Red 

12 Cumberland. Black 

12 St. Regis, Everbearing. Red 

36 Plants $0 O 
Special Price ^'^ 



TOWNSEND'S 

SPECIAL 

BEARINC ACE 

BLACKBERRY OFFER 

12 Eldorado Blackberry 
12 Boysenberry Dewberry 




Bearing Age Red Raspberries. Strong. 
Health Canes That Will Fruit This Year 



BEARING AGE RED RASPBERRY PLANTS 



6 12 

Plants Plants 

CHIEF $2.25 $3.90 

INDIAN SUMMER EVERBEARING 2.25 3.90 

LATHAM 2.25 3 90 

SUNRISE 2.25 3.90 

BEARING AGE BLACK-RASPBERRY PLANTS 

CUMBERLAND 2.25 3.90 6.15 10 60 

MORRISON (NEW) 2.50 4.35 6.95 11.45 

BEARING AGE BLACKBERRY AND DEWBERRY PLANTS 



25 
Plants 
$6.15 
6.15 
6.15 
6.15 



50 
Plants 
$10.60 
10.60 
10.60 
10.60 



ALFRED BLACKBERRY 1.75 

ELDORADO BLACKBERRY 1.75 

EARLY HARVEST (Earliest) 1.75 

BOYSENBERRY— NEW DEWBERRY 1.95 



24 PLANTS 
ALL FOR 



$4.75 



MONEY SAVING 
COLLECTION OFFERS 



2.95 

2.95 
2.95 
3.25 

BEARING AGE GRAPES 

Eoch 3 

Plants 

CONCORD — Blue $ 90 

CACO — Red 90 

CHAMPAGNE— Amber *90 

FREDONIA— Black .. *90 

MOORES EARLY— Black 90 

NIAGARA— White *90 

PORTLAND — White . '90 
WORDEN— Block . 90 



Plants 
$2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.25 
2.25 



4.65 
4.65 
4.65 
4.95 

6 
Plants 
$3.65 
3.65 
3.65 
3.65 
3.65 
3.65 
3.65 
3.65 



7.95 
7.95 
7.95 
8.65 

12 
Plants 
$ 6.25 
6.25 
6.25 
6.25 
6.25 
6.25 
6.25 
6.25 



FOR PARCEL POST RATES ON ABOVE STOCK— TURN TO PAGE 



100 
Plants 
$18.50 
18.50 
18.50 
18.50 

18.50 
19.95 

13.45 
13.45 
13.45 
14.95 

25 
Plonts 
$12.75 
12.75 
12.75 
12.75 
12.75 
12.75 
12.75 
12.75 
31 



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TOWNSEND NURSERIES - SALISBURY - MARYLAND 




TRUE TO NAME IQAA "DDTr^rC GUARANTEED 

PLANTS l^H'O rni^JCiO SATISFACTION 

STRAWBERRY PLANTS 

All prices quoted below are F.O.B. Salisbury, Maryland, and in effect from January the Ist until 
Dec. 31, 1946. Customers ordering: plants sent Parcel Poet prepaid. See Parcel Post Rates on page 31. 
We ship a limited number of strawberry plants in late summer and fall. Customers wanting plants 
for planting at that time, may send their order along any time after June 15th. All plants are tied 
25 to bundle. No less than 25 plants of variety sold. 
Description of varieties 

«»" >»•«* P.an?s 

^ EARLY VARIETIES of One 

I 25 50 TOO 200 250 400 500 1000 Variety 

4 Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Per 1000 

14 BLAKEMORE $ .75 $1.25 $2.00 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00 $6.25 $ 9.95 $ 9.50 

6 DORSET! 1.15 1.90 3.00 5.25 6.00 8.10 9.40 15.00 14.75' 

9 FAIRFAX 1.15 1.90 3.00 5.25 6.00 8.10 9.40 15.00 14.75 

4 HOWARD 17 1.15 1.90 3.00 5.25 6.00 8.10 9.40 14.50 14.25 

MISSIONARY 75 1.25 3.00 3.50 4.00 5.00 6.25 9.95 9.50 

4 PREMIER 1.15 1.90 3.00 5.25 6.00 8.10 9.40 14.50 14.25 

MID-SEASON VARIETIES 

10 BIG JOE 1.15 1.90 3.00 5.25 6.00 8.10 9.40 15.C0 14.75 

8 CATSKILL 1.15 1.90 3.00 5.25 6.00 8.10 9.40 15.00 14.75 

10 SENATOR DUNLAP 90 1.50 2.40 4.20 4.80 6.50 7.50 12.00 11.75 

11 TEMPLE (New) 1.20 2.00 3.20 5.60 6.40 8.65 10.00 16.00 15.75 

LATE TO VERY LATE 

15 CHESAPEAKE 1.20 2.00 3.20 5.60 6.40 8.65 10.00 16.00 15.75 

13 TOWN-KING 1.15 1.90 3.00 5.25 6.00 8.10 9.40 15.00 14.75 

18 RED STAR 1.20 2.00 3.20 5.60 6.40 8.65 10.00 17.00 16.75 

18 XTRALATE 1.20 2.00 3.20 5.60 6.40 8.65 10.00 17.00 16.75 

14 SURPLUS PLANTS NOT LESS THAN 1000 PLANTS SOLD AT THESE SPECIAL LOW PRICES .13.00 12.50 

EVERBEARING VARIETIES 

16 GEM 1.75 3.00 5.00 9.00 10.50 14.00 16.50 26.50 26.25 

GEMZATA 2.25 3.75 6.00 10.50 12.00 15.60 18.75 30.00 28.50 

16 STREAMLINER 3.75 6.25 10.00 Supply Limited 

16 MASTODON 1.75 3.00 5.00 9.00 10.50 14.00 16.50 26.50 26.25 

WAYZATA 3.75 6.25 10.00 Supply Limited 



5000 

Plants 

of One 

Variety 

Per 1000 

$ 9.00 

14.50 

14.50 

14.00 

9.00 

14.00 



14.50 
14.50 
11.50 
15.50 



15.50 
14.50 
16.50 
16.50 
12.00 



26.00 
28.00 



26.00 




Make All Checks or Money Orders Payable to: 

TOWNSEND NURSERIES 

P. O. Box 110, Salisbury, Maryland 




• WRITE FOR SPECIAL PRICES, ON LARGER QUANTITIES THAN QUOTED ABOVE 



Townsend's plants are used exclusively by the largest strawberry associations in the country. Any association, group 
of growers who wish to pool their orders, or any large grower interest in purchasing a variety in larger quanti- 
ties than quoted above, should write us for our special price. 

When writing, just give Variety or Varieties wanted and approximately amount needed. You will be under no obli- 
gation to buy. It is part of Townsend's Service which we are rendering our customers, and which has helped us to 
build our business to the present standing as The World's Largest Growers — Shippers of Strawberry Plants. 

ORDERS CAN BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE OF SHIPPING DATE. You can send along your order on receipt of 
this catalogue. A 25% deposit will reserve stock for you. We will dig and ship whenever we receive your shipping 
instructions. Thousands of our customers annually take advantage of this service. On long lists of varieties it insures 
them of getting varieties wanted. 



TOWNSEND NURSERIES - SALISBURY - MARYLAND 31_ 

PRICE LIST 

SPRING W« SPRING 

1946 RASPBERRIES— BLACKBERRIES 1946 

FALL DEWBERRIES— GRAPES fall 

• All prices quoted below are F.O.B. Salisbury, Maryland, and in effect from January 1st, 1946 until December 31st 
1946. Customers ordering plants sent PARCEL POST, PREPAID, see PARCEL P05T RATES at bottom of page. 

DescriptJun of varietu 
(fn pasrr 

RED RASPBERRY PLANTS 
I For Prices on Bearing Age Plants, see Page 29 

I 12 24 50 100 200 300 400 500 1000 

Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants Plants 

24 LATHAM, Select 1 year No. 1 S2.60 S4.10 $7.00 $12.35 $22.50 S30.00 S37.50 S43.00 S75.00 

25 TAYLOR, Select 1 year No. 1 „... 2.60 4.10 7.00 12.35 22.50 30.00 37.50 43.00 75.00 

24 CHIEF, Select 1 year No. 1 2.60 4.10 7.00 12.35 22.50 30.00 37.50 43.00 75.00 

25 MARCY, Select 1 year No. 1 _ 2.60 4.10 7.00 12.35 22.50 30.00 37.50 43.00 75.00 

24 SUNRISE, Select 1 year No. 1 2.60 4.10 7.00 12.35 22.50 30.00 37.50 43.00 75.00 

25 KATHERINE (Evbg) Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.60 4.10 7.00 12.35 22.50 30.00 37.50 43.00 75.00 

25 ST. REGIS (Evbg) Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.60 4.10 7.00 12.35 22.50 30.00 37.50 43.00 75.00 

25 INDIAN SUMMER (Evbg) Sel. 1 yr. No. 1.... 2.60 4.10 7.00 12.35 22.50 30.00 37.50 43.00 75.00 

BLACK RASPBERRY PLANTS 
For Prices on Bearing-Age Plants, See Page 29 

23 CUMBERLAND, Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.00 3.25 5.75 9.95 16.75 24.25 29.95 34.75 59.95 

23 NEW MORRISON, Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.00 3.25 5.75 9.95 16.75 24.25 29.95 34.75 59.95 

BLACKBERRY PLANTS 
For Prices on Bearing-Age Plants, See Page 29 

26 ALFRED, Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.00 3.25 5.75 9.95 16.75 24.25 29.95 34.75 59.00 

26 BLOWERS, Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.00 3.25 5.75 9.95 16.75 24.25 29.95 34.75 59.00 

26 ELDORADO, Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.00 3.25 5.75 9.95 16.75 24.25 29.95 34.75 59.00 

26 EARLY HARVEST, Select 1 yr. No. 1 2.00 3.25 5.75 9.95 16.75 24.25 29.95 34.75 59.00 

DEWBERRY PLANTS 
For Prices on Bearing-Age Plants, See Page 29 

27 BOYSENBERRY THORNLESS 3.50 5.50 9.50 16.50 30.00 40.00 50.00 57.50 100.00 

(New) Select 1 yr. No. i 

27 BOYSENBERRY (Std. Type) No. 1 3.00 4.45 7.95 11.45 26.95 34.95 43.75 49.95 75.00 

27 LUCRETIA, Select 1 yr. Nu. 1 1.75 2.75 4.75 8.00 15.00 19.95 24.95 28.95 50.00 

27 NECTARBERRY, Select 1 yr. No. 1 3.00 4.45 7.95 11.45 26.95 34.95 43.75 49.95 75.00 

27 YOUNCBERRY, Select 1 yr. No. 1 3.00 4.45 7.95 11.45 26.95 34.95 43.75 49.95 75.00 

CRAPES 
For Prices on Bearing-Age Plants, See Page 29 

3 12 25 50 100 

Each Vines Vines Vines Vines Vines 

28 Concord, 2 yr. No. 1 $0.60 $1.65 $4.50 $9.95 $15.00 $25.00 Take advantage of these low prices 

28 Catawba, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 ^ .. ^ ...,._ 

28 Moore's Early, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 on Crape Vines. Y our order will be 

28 Niagara, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 ^.., ^ ^ , ,^ , , , , 

28 Worden, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 ''"ed from one of the largest plant- 

28 Caco, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 

28 Champagne, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 '"8* '" "^ country. 

28 Fredonia, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 

28 Portland, 2 yr. No. 1 60 1.65 4.50 9.95 15.00 25.00 




PLANTS 



Gpfncirad 

VARIETIES 



• Customers Ordering Plants By Mail, Use Following Tables for Correct Postage 

Be sure to include sufficient postage for your order if plants are to be sent Prepaid. We will return ever>' penny due you 
if you send too much. If insufficient postage is sent, we will credit amount paid and send balance C.O.D. 



Parcel Post Rates on Strawberry and Potato Plants 

Zone 

8 
$.48 
.92 
1.36 
1.80 
2.24 
2.68 
3.12 
3.56 
4.00 
4.44 

• These figures are average— the rate varies according to variety. 

On all orders of 500 or more plant*, the rate is cheaper by Express 

after the second zone. 





Zones 


Zone 


Zorxe 


Zone 


Zone 


Zone 




1-2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


100 Plants 


S.09 


$.15 


$.21 


$.27 


$.33 


$.41 


200 


.11 


.23 


.35 


.49 


.61 


.77 


300 


.21 


.31 


.49 


.70 


.89 


1.13 


400 


.23 


.37 


.61 


.89 


1.15 


1.49 


500 


.27 


.45 


.75 


1.11 


1.43 


1.85 


eoo 


.31 


.53 


.89 


1.31 


1.73 


2.21 


700 


.35 


.63 


1.03 


1.53 


1.98 


2.57 


800 


.39 


.69 


1.17 


1.74 


2.27 


2.93 


900 


.43 


.77 


1.31 


1.95 


2.55 


3.29 


1000 


.47 


.85 


1.45 


2.16 


2.83 


3.65 



Parcel Post Rates on Grape Vines, Raspberries 
Blackberries, Currants, Gooseberries, and Dewberries 







Zones 


Zone 


Zone 


Zone 


Zone 


Zone 


Zone 






1-2 


3 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


1 to 


2 Plants S.08 


S.09 


S.10 


S.11 


S.12 


$.14 


$.15 


3to 


6 


.13 


.17 


.24 


.33 


.40 


.50 


.59 


7 to 


12 


.14 


.19 


.28 


.38 


.47 


.59 


.70 


13 to 


20 


.15 


.21 


.31 


.43 


.54 


.68 


.81 


21 to 


25 


.16 


.23 


.35 


.49 


.61 


.77 


.92 


26 to 


35 


.23 


.35 


.56 


.80 


1.03 


1.31 


1.58 


36 to 


50 


.33 


.53 


.87 


1.28 


1.66 


2.12 


2.57 


51 to 


75 


.35 


.57 


.94 


1.39 


1.80 


2.30 


2.79 


76 to 100 


.40 


.67 


1.12 


1.65 


2.15 


2.75 


3.34 



• On all orders of 100 plants or more of Cane Stock Items listed 
above, the rate is cheaper by Exoress after the second zone. 



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BLUEBERRIES 

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TOWNSEND'S GIANT BLUEBERRIES, ARE PROFITABLE TO ^ 
GROW, DELICIOUS TO EAT. Plants start to yield large delicious, 
berries, when three years old. Thus If you plant this season, our , 
selected plants in either the 7- to 12 inch and 12-18 Inch grade, 
you can be assured of berries next Spring. 

Fruit is ideal to eat right off the bushes, excellent for canning, 
quick freezing and the well known and popular Blueberry Pie. 

The period of ripening, covers several weeks, plants bear more 
and more fruit each and every time — therefore your first cost for 
the plants is all. Every garden should have a few plants, and be 
sure to plant two or more varieties for cross pollenizatlon, also which 
will help to give you that many more berries when plants are young. 
The berries bring up to (and late years even more) than 75c per 
quart or commercially speaking $800.00 per acre the third year 
after planted. Blueberries demand the highest prices on the fruit 
market. If you are a market gardener and fruit grower, It will 
pay you big profits, to get started now growing blueberries. See page 
22 for further Information. 

VERY ORNAMENTAL 

As an ornamental, the blueberry bush cannot be surpassed. Picture 
If you can in your mind, a cluster of these bushes in your own 
garden, or along the border of your lawn, full of lovely pink blooms, 
which open to a bell-shaped white flower, In June. 

The plants are compact, low growing, having waxy green leaves 
which turn to red, during the fall. Twigs are reddish, and very showy 
during the winter. 



BLUEBERRIES EASY TO GROW 

They can be classed as one of the easiest 
plants to transplant. For the Home Plant- 
ing set the plants about 5 ft. apart (com- 
mercial plantings, set in rows 8 to 10 ft. 
apart and space plants 4 ft. apart down the 
row ) Blueberries require a somewhat ACID 
SOIL, (ranging In test P.H.3.8 to S.5). If 
your soil is not add, it may be made so 
very easy by mixing, with some pulverized 
PEAT and Sand, half and half, mix thor- 
oughly with water, and place In hole where 
the plant Is to be set, below the root and 
above the roots. Fruit ripens over a period 
of several weeks. 



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